By Brenda. Basement. Published at Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 - 12:31:05 PM.
Meanwhile, mold is growing on anything organic in your basement. Boxes, cloth, leather, drywall paper on the walls and ceiling, wood, and anything else organic in the basement is a target. For the basement to be usable space, the relative humidity of the area should be brought below 60%. At this level, the area is comfortable for humans but dry enough to prevent mold and dust mites from thriving. Along with a sump pump and interior perimeter drain, an energy-efficient self-draining dehumidifier is the best answer for a dry basement. Before the rainy season A wet basement is easy to ignore during dry weather. But when a major storm hits, the amount of water that comes in can be hard to predict. Homeowners that previously only had a small leak once or twice a year can be shocked and disappointed to find that their basement has several inches-even feet- of water seemingly out of the blue. How serious a basement flood can be is sometimes hard to tell, and unless the investment is made in a basement waterproofing system, the risk of such a flood is always present. If you know stormy weather is ahead, then its a great idea to deal with the problem before it gets out of hand.
If you arent ready to say goodbye to your white walls yet, there are other ways to add color to your basement. Fit a festive slip cover over a piece of upholstered furniture, or paint a piece of wood or metal furniture. Throw pillows and coordinating area rugs are also a good way to add personality to your (now favorite) room, and they also give people a place to sit on the floor. Dont forget to add artwork. Either hang up something you already own, or have some of your favorite personal photos enlarged and framed. If choosing a paint color scares you, and selecting furniture makes you dizzy, consider consulting a decorator. Decorators are well trained, and they often come up with ideas that you wouldnt have thought of. Your decorator can help you determine what look you are trying to achieve and what colors and styles would be most suitable for your space.
The last time you went into your basement you felt a little less-enthused about spending time down there. In other words, it was dark, damp and a little stinky so youd rather just stay upstairs. If your basement isnt the most appealing space in your home, try not to just avoid the space. Instead, think of all the ways it could be utilized. Basements are huge parts of the home that could make up for a massive living space, but they can easily become the forgotten spaces beneath the home. The basement can be a great way to increase your homes living space and return on investment if ever you decide to sell your home. In addition, the basement is the perfect get away. But one thing can ruin that for so many homeowners-- water.
Drywall ceilings are ideally suited as they make your basement look large. Walls The basement walls will be one of the least cared things in your home and reconstruction requires a lot of work with the walls. Mould and mildew should be cleared and appropriate tiles should be used. Waterproofing must be done before basement remodeling. You can dramatically improve the quality of your remodeled basement by choosing different colors for the walls. As basement remodeling is a tedious and expensive task, it is best to leave this job to the professionals rather than trying to do it on your own. The cost you want to spend on your basement should be determined based on how you want to use your basement. There is nothing wrong in spending a few thousand dollars if your basement is going to add living area to your home.
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